My Favorite Free YouTube Tools
Last week I released a new video covering 7 free tools that I use daily as a full-time YouTuber.
These tools help me to script, film, edit, publish, and promote my videos on YouTube. I think many creators could benefit from using them too!
- Pixlr – Automatically remove the background from your photos and leave you with just the subject.
- Canva – A graphic design tool that you can use to create thumbnails, logos, end cards, social media posts, really anything you want.
- Thumbsup – Allows you to test various titles and thumbnails to see exactly how they will be shown in various different places on YouTube.
- DaVinci Resolve – The best free video editing software. Gives you all of the editing, colour grading, visual effects and exporting options you’d expect from a modern editor, but all for free.
- Photopea – A browser based image editor that basically replicates 80-90% of photoshops capabilities, but for free, and in your browser.
- Pexels – A huge library of free stock footage for use in your videos.
- Notion – The workspace that I use to manage everything Gaming Careers. Kanban boards, to-do lists, databases, all completely customizable to how you want to work.
If you want to see how I’m using these tools personally (plus 3 bonus tools), check out my latest video.
YouTube Announces Gifted Subs
YouTube has begun rolling out gifted memberships to select channels, a feature that many streamers have been asking for.
Gifted subs on Twitch represent a large percentage of streamers’ income, so it’s great to see the feature finally make its way over to YouTube.
There are currently a few caveats to the feature though, which I discussed on a dedicated episode of The Gaming Careers Podcast.
The Capture Card For NEXT GEN Consoles?
Elgato has announced a new external capture card, specifically designed for the latest generation consoles, called the HD60 X.
I got to put it to the test in a recent video and was impressed with all the improvements made over previous USB capture cards. In particular, the support for higher resolutions and higher refresh-rate passthrough with VRR worked flawlessly.
At $200 though, it’s certainly at the premium end of the capture card market and I did find a few features missing like support for Multi-App and G-SYNC displays.
You can check out my full review here.